Event Information
2017 AHRI National Advocacy Conference
Date: March 21 — 22, 2017
Location: Liaison Capitol Hill


The 2017 AHRI National Advocacy Conference is the HVACR and water heating industry’s annual opportunity to communicate to key policy makers the positive impact of our industry on American jobs, comfort, and productivity.  This two-day event offers AHRI members a unique opportunity to interact with lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill, as well as with key officials in federal agencies.
Advocating for your company’s interests and building relationships with your elected officials are crucial components of any successful government relations strategy. Lawmakers need to hear your concerns and positions when deliberating on important policy decisions that impact your business and the industry as a whole. At the conference, you will:

·      Establish and strengthen working relationships with your elected officials and members of their staff;

·      Share your company’s concerns and ideas with key decision makers in the federal government;

                     ·         Gain valuable insights into the workings of the new Congress and the Trump Administration; 
                     ·         Hear from experts and newsmakers on best practices for communicating with government officials; and
                     ·         Network with elected officials and staff as well as other industry professionals at an industry-sponsored Congressional reception on Capitol Hill.
This is an interactive event at which you will learn strategies for communicating industry positions to elected officials, while also hearing directly from policy makers in Congress and key federal agencies on how to most effectively shape your message.

Registration Fee:                  $395.00


Deadline for Registration:     March 10, 2017


AHRI-Coordinated Congressional Visits:   

AHRI members are encouraged to join meetings arranged by AHRI staff with offices of key members of Congress. AHRI staff will coordinate small group meetings with representatives and Senators and their staff based on participants' geographic location or policy relevancy. AHRI will provide briefing materials and talking points.
Please note: If you choose to participate in the coordinated meetings, please attend only those meetings in your assigned schedule. This will ensure that the day runs smoothly. 

Hotel Reservations:  

Rooms have been set aside at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel at a group rate of $389.00 per night, plus taxes. The group rate codes will automatically populate when you use this link to reserve your hotel room. MAKE HOTEL RESERVATION


The reservation cut-off for the $389.00 group rate is Friday, February 17, 2017. After February 17, reservations will be accepted on a room-and rate-available basis. Cancellation of individual reservations may be made up to 48 hours prior to arrival.


The Willard Intercontinental Hotel’s check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
Tentative Agenda:
Monday, March 20, 2017
5:00 p.m.                      Registration at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel
5:30 p.m.                      Light Reception

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
8:30 a.m.                        Registration at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel

9:30 a.m.                        Briefing: Congressional Update
10:30 a.m.                      Morning Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m.                      Workshop: Effective Messaging & Communication on The Hill 
12:00 p.m.                      Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
1:30 p.m.                        Departure Shuttle for Capitol Hill Visits
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   AHRI-Coordinated Congressional Meetings
(Please select this on your registration form if you would like AHRI to schedule your visits.)
5:00 p.m.                        AHRI Congressional Reception on the Hill  
Wednesday, March 22, 2017:
7:00 a.m.                        Breakfast and Speaker at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel
8:30 a.m.                        Shuttles for Capitol Hill Visits 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    AHRI-Coordinated Congressional Meetings
(Please select this on your registration form if you would like AHRI to schedule your visits.)

Please contact Kelsey Fonnett at 703-600-0354 or kfonnett@ahrinet.org with any registration questions.

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